FBI interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev after 2011 tip

FBI interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev after 2011 tip

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev practices boxing at the Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts center in April 2009 in Boston. Tamerlan, 26, was killed after he and his brother exchanged gunfire with police officers early on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Mass. Multiple explosive devices were detonated during the firefight.

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 20, 2013 at 10:46 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A foreign government told the FBI in early 2011 about information that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings, was a follower of radical Islam.
 
   Tamerlan Tsarnaev died in a shootout, and his younger brother was captured alive. They were identified by authorities and relatives as ethnic Chechens from southern Russia who had been in the U.S. for about a decade.
 
   According to FBI, the foreign government said that based on its information, Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a strong believer and that he had changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the U.S. for travel to the country's region to join unspecified underground groups.
 
   The FBI says it interviewed Tsarnaev and relatives, and did not find any domestic or foreign terrorism activity.
 

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